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Issue #136

July/August, 2012

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DEPARTMENTS

6  Editor's Note

7  Editorial:
      Lessons for My Children

38  Making a Living:
      Huckleberry Tent and Breakfast, by Doug Fluckiger

40  Lenie in the kitchen
      Banana, blueberry, and peach scones

42  Irreverent joke page

46  Ayoob on Firearms:
      How long should your gun's barrel length be?

51  Ask Jackie:
      Beet seeds, American River Cane, making hominy, etc.

80  Letters

83  The last word:
      A conspiracy of silence and misinformation

84  Classified ads (pdf)

84  Classified advertising form

86   Advertiser Index

87-94   BHM anthologies & books

95-96  Order form/Subscription Info

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Cover 136
ABOUT THE COVER
This issue's cover is by Don Childers showing a family's corn patch. You can read about the history of corn, various types to grow, and how to preserve it in Jackie Clay's article, Incredible corn, on page 18 of this issue. Jackie also shares some of her tried and true recipes that use this versatile crop.
FEATURES

Self-reliance

26  Snapping turtles
      By Jason Akers

28  How to skin a snapping turtle
      By N. V. Zahradnicek

31  Prepper power!
      By Jeff Yago, P.E., CEM

60  Journey to the backwoods, part 4
      By David Lee

Building/Projects

8  Building Eric's house, part 7
      By Dorothy Ainsworth

55  Build a chicken house in a day
      By Anita Evangelista

75  Build an outdoor mud oven
      By Leah Larson

Farm and garden

18  Incredible corn: Easy to raise and a great pantry filler
      By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

72  Control weeds with hoeing
      By Tom Kovach

74  Horses drew better pay
      By Tom Kovach

Food and recipes

34  Huckleberries: purple gold
      By Laura Roady

67  Wrap and roll foods your family will love
      By Linda Gabris

Animals

43  Getting started with oxen
      By Anna Knapp-Peck




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